OSINT tool to scrape names and usernames from large friend lists on Facebook, without being rate limited.
- Install using pip:
python -m pip install fb-friend-list-scraper
- Script is now installed as
- Run with
--helpto show usage information.
usage: fbfriendlistscraper [-h] -e EMAIL [-p PASSWORD] -u USERNAME [-o OUTFILE] [-w] [-q] [-x] [-s SLEEPMULTIPLIER] [-i PROXY] [-c CMD]
Tool to scrape names and usernames from large friend lists on Facebook, without being rate limited
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-e EMAIL, --email EMAIL
Email address or phone number to login with.
-p PASSWORD, --password PASSWORD
Password to login with. If not supplied you will be prompted. You really shouldn't use this for security reasons.
-u USERNAME, --username USERNAME
Username of the user to scrape.
-o OUTFILE, --outfile OUTFILE
Path of the output file. (Default: ./scraped_friends.txt)
-w, --headless Run webdriver in headless mode.
-q, --quiet Do not print scraped users to screen.
-x, --onlyusernames Only the usernames/IDs will be written to the output file.
-s SLEEPMULTIPLIER, --sleepmultiplier SLEEPMULTIPLIER
Multiply sleep time between each page scrape by n. Useful when being easily rate-limited.
-i PROXY, --proxy PROXY
Proxy server to use for connecting. Username/password can be supplied like: socks5://user:[email protected]:port
-c CMD, --cmd CMD Shell command to run after each page scrape. Useful for changing proxy/VPN exit.
fbfriendlistscraper -e [email protected] -p YourPassword123 -u someusername.123 -o my_file.txt
fbfriendlistscraper --email [email protected] --username another.user --headless -s 2 -x
fbfriendlistscraper -e [email protected] -u username.johnson -w --proxy socks5://127.0.0.1:9050
fbfriendlistscraper -e [email protected] -u xxuserxx --headless --cmd "mullvad relay set provider Quadranet"
fbfriendlistscraper -e [email protected] -u markzuckerburger -w -o ./test.txt --cmd "killall -HUP tor"
Facebook changes the markup of it’s pages regularly, so the script might break from time to time. Please open an issue if something doesn’t work and I’ll take a look at it. Pull requests are welcome as well.
- Make script check for followers if friend list isn’t public.
- Add more error handling.
- Add proxy rotation.